Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara, inaugurated the exhibition of Palestinian artist Mohammed Qraiqea, titled ‘Free Bird’ recently in collaboration with Palestinian Rozana Youth Association attended by Palestinian ambassador to Qatar, Munir Ghannam and several heads of diplomatic missions to Doha.
The exhibition focuses on Palestinians pursuit of freedom in the expression of art, and features the rich globally-celebrated culture of occupied Palestine through innovative artistic themes.
Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, said:
Hosting this unique exhibition for a widely-recognised Palestinian talent such as artist Mohammed Qraiqea, who is only 14 years old and started painting since he was 5, is something we are proud of. I wish him and his colleagues all the success they deserve.’
Palestinian ambassador Ghannam expressed his gratitude to the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara for hosting and displaying the works of artist Qraiqea, stressing the importance of Katara as a renowned platform of culture and art.
Ambassador Munir Ghannam added:
Artist Qraiqea comes from the under-occupation and besieged Gaza to send a creative letter of resistance and hope through art and peace to the world.’
Young Palestinian artist Mohammed Qraiqea also expressed his happiness over seeing his exhibition staged in Doha after a successful tour in Chicago, the United States of America.
This exhibition echoes the uniqueness of our Palestinian heritage and its rich themes, as well as expressing the dreams of Palestinian children under-occupation and siege through works where I have mixed oil and wooden colours to convey certain artistic connotations and forms.’
The fully-fledged long Palestinian Season at Katara will run until May 2017, and will be featuring recognised Palestinian creative figures, artists, poets, exhibitions and musical shows including national choreography arts such as the Dabki, to bring Palestinian cultural flavour to the multi-national audiences in Doha.
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